Quantec Wood Preservative Exterior coating from Quantum Timber Finishes was chosen by dwp|suters for use on the silvertop ash cladding of the Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre.

As 85 per cent of the building was timber, the sustainability of the finishes were important.

Quantec is made from natural oils and is a penetrative wood preservative. It lasts up to five times longer than traditional timber oils or clear treatments.

The centre is designed to silver over time and with this coating the external timber will require considerably less maintenance over its lifetime, thus reducing the impact on the environment.